Ultimate Captain America

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Recently, I had read one of Marvel Comic’s greatest stories from 2011. The series is called Ultimate Captain America, and is written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Ron Garney.

The story in Ultimate Captain America consists of Captain America being defeated by Frank Simpson, who turns out to be the Captain America of the Vietnam War. You see, while the real Captain America was frozen for about 50 years, the government tried their best to replicate the serum injected into Captain America, which made him a super solider. However, because they were unable to replicate the results exactly, Frank Simpson also contained bionic implants as well.

Ultimate Captain America Beaten By Children

After being beaten, Captain America wakes up in France, ready to track down his enemy. What he finds is a Vietnamese village, where everyone there happens to be super soldiers. Old men, women, children, everyone. They beat the crap out of Captain America, and it is hilarious. It turns out, Frank Simpson had been involved in synthesizing the super soldier serum that was used to create him.


Comedic value aside, Ultimate Captain America is truly a great read. Humor takes a back seat to the beautiful artwork and flawless storyline. It is much easier to track down the graphic novel version, which is cheaper than trying to find all the individual issues. It is also pretty cheap, compared to some other graphic novels.

About Frank Simpson

Frank Simpson, also known as Nuke, is a super-powered antagonist of Daredevil and Captain America. You have probably heard about him if you are a fan of Marvel Comics. He is a psychotic and patriotic supervillain. It’s interesting to know why he relates to Captain America in the comics. Below are some lesser-known facts:

Frank Simpson was one of the test subjects for the Weapon Plus program, the same program that Captain America and Wolverine had emerged from. He was given cybernetic implants and drugs that granted him supernatural powers, although he became mentally deranged and aggressive as well.

During the war in Vietnam, Frank Simpson was enlisted as a soldier who was imprisoned and tortured by Logan (also known as Wolverine), a notorious Romulus agent operating against Weapon Plus. The phrase that triggered Logan to incite Simpson’s murderous acts towards the Viet Cong and American troops awakened Frank’s brutal instincts.

Frank Simpson has an American flag tattooed on his face, and he consumes red, white, and blue-colored pills. The red pills are responsible for increasing adrenaline levels and promoting aggression; the white ones serve to stabilize his mood, while the blue medication helps to calm him down. He also refers to his personalized assault rifle as “Betsy,” naming it after his previous babysitter who had pushed him into murdering his own mother during a harrowing childhood experience.

One day, the rogue members of the U.S. government decided to replace the original Steve Rogers with an obedient, relentless but dangerous man who was identified by Frank Simpson as Captain America. Nevertheless, Simpson’s insanity and brutality were evident in no time at all and were revealed by the real Captain America and Nick Fury.

The character Frank Simpson is a tragic and twisted individual who shares a dark connection with Captain America in the Marvel Comics universe. He serves as a haunting reminder that war can drive individuals to commit terrible acts and also exemplifies how governments manipulate their citizens for political gain.